Stroke 80% Often Occurs Between 06.00 and 12.00


JAKARTA – A person is almost 80% more likely to experience stroke between the hours of 06.00 and 12.00 than later in the day. This study was published by the American Heart Association in Stroke.

Researchers say this is an example of circadian variation. Because there is a difference risk which varies based on the 24-hour cycle of a person’s circadian rhythm.

For this study, the team conducted a meta-analysis of 31 publications with primary data from 11,816 stroke patients.

“There was a 49% increase in all types of stroke between 6 a.m. and noon, which is a 79% increase over normal risk at the other 18 hours of the day,” the researchers said.

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“There were 29% fewer strokes between midnight and 6 a.m., a 35% decrease compared to the other 18 hours of the day.”

They added that all three types of stroke had a significantly higher risk during this period. The researchers concluded that these data support the existence of a circadian pattern at the onset of stroke, with a significantly higher risk in the morning.

There are a number of symptom to watch out for, because it can indicate a stroke. These include facial weakness, arm weakness, and speech problems.

Other symptoms include sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, including the leg or hand, as well as a sudden, severe headache. Certain lifestyles can have an impact on a person’s risk of having a stroke.

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